Phone: 678.806.3922

Successful Journey

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ICARUS Consulting is proud to be certified as a
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), Icarus Consulting, Limited Liability Company has been verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

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Why Choose Us

What Makes Us Unique

The key for organizations in developing and implementing a best-in-class approach for securing the top

diverse and mid-career professional talents center directly on how candidates view your brand.

Customized Workshops

Each presentation is designed for the audience and the event. We take what we know, add what we learn from you, and conduct our own background research on your organization, industry, or region. This approach enables us to focus our solution on the major trends impacting your future and the actions that leaders need to take today.

Change Management

Change is constant. Organizations are now competing in a global marketplace. The question is not whether or not the organization needs to change. Rather, the question is, “What changes need to be made to stay competitive within the current and continuously evolving economic environment?”

Leadership Development

Research continues to demonstrate that continuous learning is one of the critical factors for employee engagement and retention. Icarus Consulting LLC offers customizable leadership development, diversity and inclusion (D&I) education, and learning programs to support employee engagement, development, and retention.

Offered Services

Discovering Insights

You have questions; we find answers. Services and solutions for businesses that want to be the best in
their respective industries. 
Here you will find a variety of services that will simply put,
help good companies be better through diversity and inclusion.
 

Discovering Insights

You have questions; we find answers. Whether you're trying to identify talent gaps in the organization, review overall performance, make your company or community more inclusive, explore the viability of a new program concept, or gain a deeper understanding of your employees, customers, and stakeholders, we can help. Our goal isn't to sell you a solution but to help you discover what you need to know.

Developing Plans

Our seasoned business experts provide top-to-bottom strategic planning. Whether you are trying to determine the best path forward or remedy an issue holding you back, Icarus Consulting LLC can serve as your company’s Global Positioning System (GPS) and provide the necessary guidance.


We don't bring packaged solutions, but we develop strategies that will work for you. We are agile, responsive, and cost-conscious in whatever we do for you.

Delivering Solutions

Our professionals at Icarus Consulting LLC have a broad background in talent management, D&I, brand management, organizational culture building, and change management. Plus, we’re business professionals who know how hard it is to make a dollar out of 15 cents. That means we are cost-conscious when delivering solutions.

Designing Strategies

For organizations that want to develop best-in-class veterans recruiting and retention solutions, look no further. With solutions developed by former corporate diversity leaders and Air Force Officers, Icarus Consulting LLC can help your organization attract, hire, and retain the best veterans.

A Closer Look at Our Offerings

William Grant & Sons

Challenge: William Grant & Sons (WGS) saw that times were changing in 2017 and that its future revenues and operations were on the line. Younger generations will increasingly spend less on WGS legacy brands — if they drank any WGS brands at all.

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Wisconsin Work Force

Development Association

Challenge: Wisconsin’s Office of Workforce Development recognized that being more efficient and productive isn’t just a challenge for today — it’s also a challenge for tomorrow. In 2017, the office sought a way to inform, inspire, and empower its agencies across the state to prepare for major change in the coming years.

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Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI)

Challenge: Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI) engaged Icarus Consulting in late 2016 to provide generational training to all 2,000 employees. With a workforce including ages 18 to 72, MCFI had five distinct generations interacting daily in one workplace.

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Our Work

Icarus Consulting LLC proudly considers itself as a team of transformers in a working environment. We like taking on challenges and solving problems—and we’re good at it. We help our clients “defy gravity.” Our firm talks to people and gets the data and feedback on that matter. We help you understand what these insights mean for your company or community and develop a plan, resulting in transformational change that is sustainable.

Our small team of consultants intentionally includes not only former chief diversity officers but researchers and strategists as well. We continuously work to boost productivity and boast nearly 5 decades of total experience in utility, energy, transportation, higher education, manufacturing, healthcare, and government work.

For our clients, we’ve delivered culture scans, business resource groups/employee resource groups (BRG/ERG) positioning, D&I scorecards, talent visioning, supplier diversity outreach, D&I communications, and D&I training. And we’re always eager to learn more to get the job done for our clients; we tailor a project to meet your needs.

If you have a big problem—or a big dream—chances are, our team of versatile and agile experts can help. We’ve worked hand in hand with organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. Check out our accomplishments in the case studies below.

Case Studies

William Grant & Sons

Challenge: William Grant & Sons (WGS) saw that times were changing in 2017 and that its future revenues and operations were on the line. Younger generations will increasingly spend less on WGS legacy brands — if they drank any WGS brands at all.

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Wisconsin Work Force

Development Association

Challenge: Wisconsin’s Office of Workforce Development recognized that being more efficient and productive isn’t just a challenge for today — it’s also a challenge for tomorrow. In 2017, the office sought a way to inform, inspire, and empower its agencies across the state to prepare for major change in the coming years.

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Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI)

Challenge: Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI) engaged Icarus Consulting in late 2016 to provide generational training to all 2,000 employees. With a workforce including ages 18 to 72, MCFI had five distinct generations interacting daily in one workplace.

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Two Sigma Investments

Challenge: Two Sigma Investments engaged Icarus Consulting in late 2018 to provide leadership development training for its Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). With a workforce ages 18 to 72, MCFI had five distinct generations interacting daily in one workplace.

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Transit Authority of River City

Challenge: In 2018, the multimodal transit system in Louisville, Kentucky, was all too often viewed as just a public bus system that served only the limited population — exclusively within city limits.

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What Makes Us Unique

Center for Strategy, Innovation, and Results

An Idea Is Born

Dr. Shelton J. Goode, founder of the Center for Strategy, Innovation, and Results (formerly myABDNetwork, LLC) think tank, is a researcher, an author, and an expert on mega-trends as they apply to future work, employee engagement, and the workplace.


Goode has helped agile leaders learn about what is coming and what to do about change management. For more than 10 years, he has researched and studied the key organizational effectiveness trends that are shaping the future and the agile leaders who will make it happen.


The Center for Strategy, Innovation, and Results partners with companies, nonprofits, government agencies, associations, and communities to better understand the impact of generations on the future.

Our First Employee

Successively, the center provides consulting support services to Icarus Consulting LLC in mapping the “desired” future state for organizations. The center helps organizations and communities plan for culture change by mapping employee engagement trends impacting tomorrow, identifying how the diverse workforces and populations impact those trends, and giving recommendations on what agile leaders should be doing today.


The center uses a Future Map, which provides insights on what is coming for an industry or community, shares the implications of trends, and presents opportunities ahead.


The Future Map is a proprietary look into our “crystal ball” so that you can see the demographic and cultural trends impacting an organization, industry, or community. This graphic learning document helps our clients better understand the relevant issues and provides guidance on how to plan culture change accordingly.


Now, the Center for Strategy, Innovation, and Results can equip your agile leaders with the organizational effectiveness tools to become futurists themselves. We do this by incorporating our data-driven insights via keynote speeches, workshops, and training events.

Our Approach

We are a veteran-owned consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations create inclusive cultures that leverage diversity and inclusion for a competitive advantage. We accomplish this by developing strategies that enable our clients to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled talents from an emerging, diverse workforce. At the same time, we help our clients enhance the engagement, knowledge, and skills of current employees.

We Are Family 

As a certified minority and veteran-owned HR and Diversity consulting firm, Icarus Consulting understands how important it is to empower all members of the organization to drive positive organizational change in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. We’re based in Atlanta, but we have the global capability. This is achieved by partnering with an exceptional network of HR, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and business experts to deliver exceptional service around the corner and across the globe.

We Defy Gravity

We are a veteran-owned consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations leverage diversity and inclusion for a competitive advantage. We accomplish this by developing strategies that enable our clients to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled talents from an emerging, diverse workforce. At the same time, we help our clients enhance the engagement, knowledge, and skills of current employees.

Our Superheroes

Our partners can run their own consulting firms. In fact,
most of them did.


Meet the talent behind Icarus Consulting LLC. We are a team of thought-leaders that includes researchers, change agents, D&I gurus, and futurists who thrive in a culture of doing.


We all have our accolades, but we embrace the Icarus Consulting LLC approach of getting things done. We collaborate on the big and small stuff. Do you need help in finalizing that report or creating effective strategies? Everyone pitches in.

Our Superheroes

Our partners can run their own consulting firms. In fact,
most of them did.


Meet the talent behind Icarus Consulting LLC. We are a team of thought-leaders that includes researchers, change agents, D&I gurus, and futurists who thrive in a culture of doing.


We all have our accolades, but we embrace the Icarus Consulting LLC approach of getting things done. We collaborate on the big and small stuff. Do you need help in finalizing that report or creating effective strategies? Everyone pitches in.

Meet The Team

Dr. Shelton Goode

Dr. Goode is a diversity and inclusion executive with more than 20 years of human resource, business, and university teaching experience. Goode has held executive human resource and diversity positions for companies ranging in size, from $300 million to more than $11 billion.


He has developed and implemented talent management programs, performance management systems, sales incentive plans, labor relations strategies, and large-scale culture change initiatives.

More About Shelton

Marilyn Robinson

Marilyn Robinson is the president and principal consultant of RHR Management Consulting Inc. In her role, Robinson is responsible for business development and project management. She also oversees client needs fulfillment for the company, focusing on conducting organizational assessments, planning, facilitating multiday career and leadership development workshops, and designing curricula.


As the principal consultant, Robinson facilitates numerous management skills, technology, and diversity and inclusion sessions.

More About Marilyn

Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP

Dr. Nahal is a multidimensional diversity thought-leader and consultant with professional experience spanning countries, continents, and cities. Nahal has worked at various universities—historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and public and private schools—in the USA and in India.


More About Anita

Danielle Gruppo

Danielle Gruppo is the chief executive officer and founder of InternAlliance, an award winning human resources consulting firm with expertise in workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) supporting organizational effectiveness; social recruiting platform for diverse student interns.


Gruppo is an accomplished human resources executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing talent management and human capital strategies. She does these for Fortune 250 companies and privately held companies in the energy, healthcare, service, and manufacturing industries.

More About Danielle

Julius Pryor III

Julius Pryor III has held executive roles at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Russell Athletic, Abbott Laboratories, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Pryor was the vice president of Global Diversity at both J&J and at Coke. Most recently, Julius served as the head of innovation (diversity and inclusion) at biotech leader, Genentech.


Pryor combines a unique vision for the future of D&I. He has a strong grounding in sales and management and has insights into what works across different industries and sectors.


More About Julius

Robelyn McNair

Robelyn McNair has dedicated more than 25 years to serving in senior and executive human resources leadership roles. She has held a senior professional certification in human resources since 2001 and has both practical and strategic experience in all disciplines of the human resources function.


Robelyn McNair has dedicated more than 25 years to serving in senior and executive human resources leadership roles. She has held a senior professional certification in human resources since 2001 and has both practical and strategic experience in all disciplines of the human resources function.

More About Robelyn

John Holly

Mr. Holly is a lifelong human resource professional with a passion for coaching for personal and professional growth and success.


More about Mr. Holly coming soon.


Cathy Light

Cathy Light is a successful entrepreneur with experience working with global corporate clients across a wide range of markets and industries. Her passion for building businesses has led her to the launch of Liderança Group, Assessment Leaders, Leadership Balance, Be Well Perform Well, and Business Builders. She is a dynamic speaker with an engaging personality who has a genuine passion for helping business leaders achieve their goals.


Cathy’s style is results-oriented and tailors programs to meet each client’s unique needs. Open, honest communications are at the heart of all of her engagements.

More About Cathy

Jeff Smith

Jeffery L. Smith is a dedicated HR executive with a successful track record of improving employee productivity and contributing to employee growth and development. Known for his ability to build highly effective teams and deliver operational excellence, Jeffery has consistently enhanced the strategic performance of several business units within Fortune 50 companies. He partners with influential business leaders to prioritize and meet organization goals.


As a business leader with over 25 years’ experience, Jeffery has been recognized in Sales and HR for delivering breakthrough results at Procter & Gamble, a Fortune 50 company.


More About Jeff

Our Approach

We are a veteran-owned consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations create inclusive cultures that leverage diversity and inclusion for a competitive advantage. We accomplish this by developing strategies that enable our clients to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled talents from an emerging, diverse workforce. At the same time, we help our clients enhance the engagement, knowledge, and skills of current employees.

Discover More!

Discover Insights, Developing Plans, Delivering Solutions

Our Services

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Solutions For Your Challenges 

Give us a call for a no obligation consultation and discover firsthand the advantages of working with ICARUS.

Phone: 678.806.3922